Climb for a Cause honors fallen first responders

Marsha ringing the bell after completing the 110-story climb. The ringing of the bell signifies the last call for all the personnel that lost their lives on 9/11/2001.

Dennis O’ Loughlin

Over 600 first emergency responders participated in the 110-story tower run at the Renaissance Tower in Dallas on 9/8/18 in honor of those first responders that died on 9/11/01 in New York City. It was the 8th annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. “The climb was done in full gear, split into two 55-story climbs to represent the 110-story height of the Twin Towers”, as quoted in the Dallas Morning News. If you have ever participated in a stair climbing event, you can appreciate what those fine people accomplished while wearing full emergency gear.

And on Sunday, September 9 in Fort Worth, “Climb for a Cause” was held in honor of the first responders that perished in NYC on 9/11/01. That climb was open to not only first responders, but to anyone that wanted to participate. Runners ran the 40-story building in Burnett Tower in downtown Fort Worth twice and then finished by running another 30 stories, all back-to-back. This annual event also collects monies for local various charities. Robson Ranch’s own Marsha O’Loughlin participated in the tower climb for the third year in a row.